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Sending An Alert When A Real-Time Pattern Specified By The User Is Detected

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236288D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

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A method and system is disclosed for receiving an alert when a real-time pattern containing moving objects, and stationary objects, specified by a user is detected in media content.

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Disclosed is a method and system that concerns a real-time pattern containing moving objects and stationary objects specified by a user, where an alert is generated when such a pattern is detected in media content.

Consider a scenario wherein a user plans to visit a tourist place. In the tourist place, some objects may be moving while other objects may be stationary. Moving objects can include human beings, vehicles, or combinations thereof. Stationary objects can include sculptures, buildings, monuments, towers, etc. or combinations thereof. In such a scenario, the user may wish to specify real-time patterns comprising moving and stationary objects, and subsequently receive an alert when the real-time pattern is detected. For example, the real-time pattern can be a pattern wherein the user is situated within a threshold distance from a famous sculpture at a time when the famous sculpture is not surrounded by many tourists. Currently, there is no solution that enables a user to specify real-time patterns of dynamic and stationary objects, and receive an alert when the real-time pattern is detected.

The method and system gathers real-time media content from one or more sources. The one or more sources can include, but are not limited to, social networking sites, and fixed cameras. Media content can include, but is not limited to, photographs, and videos. In one embodiment, the method and system includes installing different surveillance cameras in different places for capturing video on a real time basis. The videos thereby captured are sent to a centralized server. Additionally, the method and system can also receive media content from volunteer users by scanning social network accounts associated with the volunteer users.

The method and system subsequently analyzes the media content gathered in real time and tags objects in the media content. Objects in the media content are identified using a database of objects. Information regarding objects such as, but not limited to, an object name and, an object ty...